BP PORTRAIT AWARD WINNER CLARA DRUMMOND (NC 1997) TAKES INSPIRATION FROM THE PORTRAITS IN THE NEWNHAM COLLEGE COLLECTION IN THIS INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP, SUITABLE FOR ARTISTS OF ALL LEVELS
Newnham’s art collection includes portraits of some of the most astonishing and pioneering women in the history of women’s education. They include works by some of the most interesting artists of their day, including Augustus John, William Nicholson and Henry Lamb. Drawing is one of the most revealing and engaging ways of observing a work of art, and this workshop will give us a chance to study these portraits up close as well as considering the artists who created them. Through drawing we will explore character, expression, composition, tone and line as well as thinking about the history of the portraits and their special connection to the college.
The session will start with a short introduction and slide show followed by several drawing warm-ups, after which we will draw from aspects of several portraits and finally move on to drawing from a model.
Places are limited, so book as soon as you can. Please have ready some charcoal, A2 or A3 paper, a soft pencil or graphite stick and a rubber. A drawing board or table-top to draw on is recommended.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
CLARA DRUMMOND (NC 1997) worked as an assistant to portrait painter Jonathan Yeo before training at the Royal Drawing School, where she now teaches. She was awarded the Bulldog Award by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Young Artist of the Year award by the Society of Women Artists. Drummond’s work has been exhibited five times in the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery, winning first prize in 2016. She has been commissioned by Her Majesty the Queen, HRH the Prince of Wales and Cambridge University. She is the author of Drawing and Seeing (Kyle Books, 2018).
Don’t miss our ‘150 years of Newnham Portraits’ exhibition, on demand from 11:30am 10 July.
Portrait of Philippa Garrett Fawcett aged 15 years’ (1885) by Selwyn Image. Given by Gillian Metcalfe in 2015. Image ©️Alan Davidson